Denoting a custom in marriage whereby the husband goes to live with the wife’s community.
Early 20th century: from Latin mater, matr- ‘mother’ + local.
“Studies have shown us that the community was matrilocal in its set up.”
The feeling of joy one has experiencing another’s joy, such as in witnessing a toddler’s joy and feeling joy in response.
From French compérage, derived from French compère, from Old French comper, from Latin compater, compatrem (“godfather”).